Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inspiration for your writing and your spiritual life in one great author

  • New and seasoned writers will enjoy and be inspired by one of my favorite writing friends, Carma Dutra. She is a great critique partner and a member of The Childrens Writers Coaching Club where we both are working on honing our skills. Here is her story. Be sure to visit her websites and sign up for her informational newsletters. It is great information
    for both new and experienced writers. Her new site is an inspiration
  • for your spiritual life as well. Enjoy!
Carma's own words.......

Unlike many writers who have known all their lives they wanted to write, I did not discover my passion for writing until I was a grandmother. In addition, writing for children was not my first choice.

As an adult college student, my writing skills were developed and honed. Soon, my classmates wanted me to edit and help write their essays. This built my confidence as a writer, editor and wordsmith. As I look back this was all in preparation for what was to come.

I began writing a monthly column for the regional news paper and after a couple of years decided it would be nice to earn some money for my writing. So, I began researching how to find a job as a writer. About this time I came across Suzanne Lieurance’s website. Signing up for Suzanne Lieurance’s writing course was the best decision I made. Suzanne is the director of the Children's Writers Coaching Club and numerous other writing services. www.workingwriterscoach.com
www.cwcoachingclub.com


Through numerous classes with Suzanne and her professional staff of writing instructors, I learned how to craft various types of children’s stories and writing techniques. But most of all I received encouragement and developed camaraderie with other writers.

In addition I learned about the business of writing and what publishers and editors look for. I also learned a variety of ways to market my skills through blogging and social networking.

My writing service Carma’s Word, offers help when you need a ghost writer or proof reading and editing for your novel. In addition, I can help with developing blog content, creating newsletters and article writing.

My children’s writing blog Carma’s Window, provides information and tips on a variety of writing and information from well known authors. In addition, I conduct interviews with established children’s authors and write book reviews.

My newest venture is a new blog titled “The Lord Willin’” I will be writing on a variety of spiritual issues and inspirational topics. Today’s world is hungry for comfort and love. Using relevant biblical teachings, my hope is to encourage, inform, inspire and comfort those in need, Lord Willin’. .

Carma Carma's WordCreative Writing Services
carmadutra@att.net
www.carmasword.com
http://carmaswindow.blogspot.com
http://TheLordWillin.blogspot.com

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for highlighting Carma and her many talents. She is a wonderful person with much wisdom to share with others.

    Good luck on your blogs, Terri and Carma.

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  2. I've known Carma for quite a few years and I've enjoyed getting to know her through your profile. Thank you.

    Warm regards,
    Donna
    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    Donna M. McDine’s Website

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  3. Thanks so much Kathy and Donna for your kind words. I feel honored to be featured on Terri's blog. She does such a great job and is so gracious.

    I am in good company with you guys.

    Carma

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  4. Thanks Carma, for sharing your story. It is so important for new writers to understand that it is a process, it takes time, and you change your style and goals as you grow as a writer. I love being around all of you who are so talented because it inspires me to keep at it. God is not through with me yet.

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  5. Hi Terri, A great post on Carma. I enjoyed hearing how she began and developed her writing career. Suzanne, Carma, you and the other members of the Coaching Club have all helped me immensely too. Dorothy Massey www.kidsbooksuk. blogspot.com

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